Ballet TV – A very special season with a difference

Ballet TV – A very special season with a difference

We are delighted to share the very exciting news that The Australian Ballet has launched Ballet TV’. We encourage you all to bask in the superb free digital season that will beam premium-quality productions right to your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Ballet is powerful magic. It can draw you out of your lounge room and into forests, castles and starry skies. Escape the everyday and feel the freedom and exhilaration of unbridled leaps and lifts.

The Sleeping Beauty by The Australian Ballet is available to watch until 5pm Friday 17 April. Each ballet will be available free of charge for two weeks*. Click here to begin watching.

Free cinema-quality digital season brings full-length performances to Australians at home:

The Sleeping Beauty (David McAllister)
Sun 5 April – Fri 17 April

Cinderella (Alexei Ratmansky)
Fri 17 April – Fri 1 May

Romeo & Juliet (Graeme Murphy)
Fri 1 May – Fri 15 May

With many more to be announced …

David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty is a reawakened classic that will sweep you off your feet, from the hand-sewn, Swarovski-embroidered tutus, to the grandiose ballrooms and forests skittering with fairies and princesses, that seem to float in fast-paced intricate movements.


Artists of The Australian Ballet, photography Daniel Boud


In 2017 the Friends of the Australian Ballet NSW were appointed the official custodians of The Lilac Fairy character. This appointment came about thanks to your generous ongoing support of our organisation – through donations, fundraising and your pure love of ballet. We are delighted that our valued members can now share in some ‘Lilac Fairy magic’ in their own homes with Ballet TV’.


Amber Scott as the Lilac Fairy, photography Justin Ridley


Watch your lounge room melt away as magical forests, royal castles and country villages construct themselves around you. Jeté alongside forest nymphs and cheeky fairies as they protect you from evil spirits and wicked step-parents. And the best part is, there’s no need to rush home at midnight!

Click here to begin watching.


*International copyright restrictions mean we offer free access to the 2020 Digital Season within Australia.